Beer & Wine Guide, 2013

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Compiled by: Connor Hyde, Marie Leonard, George Mattingly, Carrie Taylor

Although there are no wineries in the Katy area, several are located in Houston or within an hour’s drive. This list is not a comprehensive list of businesses.

Wine

Water 2 Wine

3331 Westpark Drive

Houston 713-662-9463

www.water2wine.us/houston

Features: Customers can create their own wine as well as custom labels for special gifts. The facility is also available to rent for private parties.

Tastings: The winery has more than 100 wines from 13 countries to taste.

Circle S. Vineyards

9920 Hwy. 90 A, Ste. B-268

Sugar Land 281-265-9463

www.circlesvineyards.com

Wines: Vintner’s Signature Blends: Ilbello and Magia de Amore, Cabernet Sauvignon, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Barbera, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sugar Land Sweet

Tastings: Tue.–Thu. 1–7:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Sun. 12–5 p.m., $6 (regular tasting)

La Fuente Winery

10606 Hempstead Hwy., Ste. 118

Houston 713-269-4489

www.lafuentewinery.com

Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, New Generation Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, The Lost Grape

Tastings: Sat. 2–6 p.m., special tastings by appointment

Pleasant Hill Winery

1441 Salem Road

Brenham 979-830-8463

www.pleasanthillwinery.com

Features: free membership for the wine club includes free regular tasting of four wines for a member and guest

Wines: Blanc Du Bois, Cabernet Sauvignon, Collina Blanca, Collina Rossa, Sweet Collina Rossa, Rose, 2010 Sangiovese, 2010 Fume Blanc, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc,

Portejas Blanco, Rosso Forte,

Tawny Rosso Forte

Tastings: Sat. 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Windy Winery

4232 Clover Road

Brenham 979-836-3252

www.windywinery.com

Wines: Blanc Du Bois, Le Noir, Champanel, Brazos Red, Independent Red, Yellow Rose, Desert Rose, Tejas Port, Shiraz, Red Sunset, Texan

Tastings: Wed., Thu. and Fri. noon–5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m.

Braman Winery

3333 FM 359

Richmond 281-762-1375

www.bramanbrands.com

Wines: Fringe Benefits Sweet White, Aldonza Albo, Sparkles Flamingo, Braman Pinot Grigio

Tastings: Tue.–Thu. 2–9 p.m.,

Fri. and Sat. noon–midnight,

Sun. noon–6 p.m.

Bernhardt Winery

9043 County Road 204

Plantersville 936-894-9829

www.bernhardtwinery.com

Wines: Estate Blanc Du Bois, Pinot Grigio, Pinnelli, Schrock, Chardonnay, Aggie Blush, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valentine, Crimson, Port Reserve, Vin du Soleil

Tastings: Regular tastings are conducted Tue.–Fri. noon–5 p.m., Sat. noon–6 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m. and also by appointment. $6 (regular tasting)

Messina Hof Winery and Resort

4545 Old Reliance Road

Bryan 979-778-9463

www.messinahof.com

Wines: Paulo Bordeaux Blend, Paulo Cabernet Sauvignon, Paulo Merlot, Private Reserve Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Franc

Tastings: Retail tasting room hours Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun.

11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Tour hours: Mon.–Fri. 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.,

4 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. $10 (regular public tour and tastings)

Beer

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

2000 Lyons Ave.

Houston 713-686-9494

www.saintarnold.com

Beers: Saint Arnold Amber Ale, Saint Arnold Weedwacker, Saint Arnold Elissa IPA, Saint Arnold Endeavor, Saint Arnold Root Beer, Santo,

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower

and Saint Arnold Brown Ale

Seasonal: Saint Arnold Summer Pilsner, Saint Arnold Christmas Ale, Saint Arnold Pumpkinator, Saint Arnold Spring Bock, Saint Arnold Oktoberfest and Saint Arnold Winter Stout

Special Brews: Saint Arnold Divine Reserve, Saint Arnold Icon Series, Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel and Saint Arnold Homefront IPA

Tours: $8 per person Mon.–Thu.

3 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

No Label Brewing Company

5351 First St., Ste. A

Katy 281-693-7545

www.nolabelbrew.com

Beers: 1st Street Ale, El Hefe Weizen, Pale Horse Ale and Ridgeback Ale

Seasonal: Don Jalapeno Ale, Black Wit-O Ale, Elda M. Milk Stout and

Mint IPA

Tours: Sat. noon–3 p.m.

Karbach Brewing Company

2032 Karbach St.

Houston 713-680-2739

www.karbachbrewing.com

Beers: Hopadillo IPA, Sympathy for the Lager, Weisse Versa Wheat, Rodeo Clown Double IPA, Roshambo Belgian IPA and El Hopadillo Negro Black IPA

Seasonal: Weekend Pale Ale Warrior, Barn Saison Burner, Love Street Summer Seasonal and Karbachtoberfest

Limited Release: Hellfighter Imperial Porte, Pontificator, Krunkin’ Pumpkin and Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

Series: Bodacious, Fra-Gee-Lay and Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter

Tours: Mon. and Fri. 5–7 p.m.,

Sat. noon–3 p.m.

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

5301 Nolda St.

Houston 713-750-9795

www.buffbrew.com

Beers: Gingerbread Stout, 1912, Smoke on the Bayou and More Cowbell

Series: Heritage and Secessionist

Tours: Sat. Noon–3 p.m.

Fort Bend Brewing Co.

13370 S. Gessner Road

Missouri City 281-769-8618

www.fortbendbrewing.com

Beers: Texas Backyard Blonde Ale, Texas Lightning IPA, Texas Thunder Stout and Texas Farmhouse Ale

Tours: 1–3 p.m. second and fourth Saturday of each month. Tickets are $5 cash at the door, $7.50 pre-sale

The Lone Pint Brewery

507 Commerce St.

Magnolia 281-731-5466

www.lonepint.com

Beers: 667 Neighbor of the Beast, Yellow Rose, Gentleman’s Relish, The Jabberwocky, Tornado Shark and Lily and Seamus

Tours: Temporarily on hold

Southern Star Brewing Company

1207 N. FM 3083 E.

Conroe 936-441-2739

www.southernstarbrewing.com

Beers: Bombshell Blonde Ale, Buried Hatchet Stout and Pine Belt Pale Ale

Seasonal: Pro-Am 2012 Double IPA, Walloon, LeMort Vivant, Old Potentate and Red Cockaded Ale

Special Brews: Rauchbier

Tours: Sat. 1–3 p.m., free

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Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.
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